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PPE Personal Protective EquipmentStandard News (ASTM)

As of this date, ANSI has approved an update to the ISEA 107 standard, which will be titled ANSI/ISEA 107-2015, American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories. The new language makes it harder to claim “FR” for melting materials (some manufacturers still do this for melting polyester). The

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OSHA Fines for Electrical SafetyOSHA IssuesPPE Personal Protective Equipment

Companies that have 72.6 kV and higher voltages on site need to know that OSHA is now extending those enforcement dates for an additional period of time, as follows: Until January 31, 2017, for voltages of 169.1 kilovolts and more: (i) no citations will be issued under 29 CFR 1910.269(l)(3)(ii) or 29

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OSHA Fines for Electrical SafetyOSHA IssuesPPE Personal Protective Equipment

December 31, 2015, marks an important OSHA enforcement date. This one concerns fall protection in aerial lifts. From March 31 to December 31, 2015, no citations will be issued under 29 CFR 191 0.269(g)(2)(iv)(C)(l) to any employer performing line-clearance tree-trimming work covered by 29 CFR 1910.269 provided that the employer

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PPE Personal Protective Equipment

Arc-Flash Rated Protection AND Breathability in New Gore Rainwear Fabric There’s almost nothing worse than that cold, clammy feeling you get when you put on your damp rain suit before responding to the next downed wire…or knowing that you will be quickly drenched in sweat under your rainwear because it’s

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Arc Flash Training ArticlesPPE Personal Protective EquipmentStandard News (ASTM)

Both home laundry and an industrial laundry service can do an effective job of removing contaminants picked up at work from flame, thermal, and arc rated clothing, but the risk must be managed. Industrial laundry does a better job at removing stains, especially oil carried stains, but this is only superficial

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OH&SPPE Personal Protective EquipmentSeminars and Webinars

Register online at OH&S to attend November’s webinar “Arc Flash and Flash Fire Protection for the Hands.” Hugh Hoagland will be speaking on new and proposed standards to make protection better; test methods to increase quality of protection; and multi-hazard hand protection against cuts, punctures, arc, and potential flash fire.

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New Safety ProductsPPE Personal Protective Equipment

Trim on the Market Today There have been flame-resistant and arc rated reflective trims on the market for many years, but the most common ones were sew-on trims which made garments bulky.  While these were used for firefighters, the heat-sealed trims were not flame-resistant other than “taking on the characteristics

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PPE Personal Protective EquipmentStandard News (ASTM)Uncategorized

Flashcert offered insight for new proposed language for NFPA 70E 2018 for arc rated PPE testing. (NEW) 130.7(C)(17)Personal Protective Equipment Conformity Assessment.   (1) All personal protective equipment referenced in Table 130.7(C)(14) and Table 130.7(F) shall comply with the associated referenced standard. (2) Effective January 1, 2018, all personal protective equipment shall comply

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PPE Personal Protective Equipment

What is multi-hazard PPE? We first heard the term in 2013 when DuPont Nomex-MHP introduced a fabric designed to protect against multiple industrial threats like electric arc, flash fire, and molten metal. Now MHP – multi-hazard protection – is becoming more popular and available as manufacturers create, test and certify PPE

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In June of this year, a 47-year-old Siemens employee died while performing routine electrical maintenance work. While the cause of his death has not yet been released, he had come in contact with a wire while performing testing work at an AK Steel substation in Ashland, KY. A spokesperson said

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